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Taffeta + organdy = wow

As one of the acknowledged fashion leaders in mid-thirties Hollywood, Carole Lombard frequently was able to display some of the most alluring attire around, and the following portrait is no exception.



Meet Paramount p1202-741, showing a very chic Carole from sometime in 1934. We have the back of the photo as well, which provides more information:



Can't read the caption? Let's enlarge it a bit more:



"TAFFETA PLUS ORGANDY -- equal the epitome of charm in evening attire when worn by Carole Lombard, Paramount player in 'You Belong To Me.' Navy blue for the taffeta, pure white for the organdy with a rustling result of smart allure which defies the hint of innocence implied by the fabrics themselves. Courtesy of I. Magnin, Inc."

A bit confused? What's this "You Belong To Me"? It was the working title for the Lombard film we now know as "Now And Forever," co-starring Gary Cooper and Shirley Temple (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/123078.html), and no relation to the 1941 Barbara Stanwyck-Henry Fonda movie of that name.



Her outfit, from the fabled West Coast department store I. Magnin, was likely used in "Now And Forever.".

This photo is from the same seller who is making available Lombard's p1202-908, which we examined the other day. As was the case with the other photo, p1202-741 can be bought straight up for $99.95, or you can bid at a minimum of $89.95. The sale is slated to end at 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) next Wednesday. If you're interested, learn more by going to http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEAUTIFUL-BLONDE-CAROLE-LOMBARD-EXCELLENT-COND-1934-PHOTO-/170726557998?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c018892e.

Incidentally, judging from the identical background, p1202-742 -- where Carole models a different dress -- was taken at the same session:

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